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Port Lavaca, Texas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Port Lavaca, Texas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Port Lavaca compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Port Lavaca, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,576 total crimes reported in Port Lavaca, Texas (392 of them violent). Of the 458 crimes that take place per year in Port Lavaca, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Port Lavaca, Texas every 19 hours. This includes 7 murders, 83 rapes, and at least three thousand thefts (including 283 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Port Lavaca, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Port Lavaca has been reduced by 61%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 61%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Port Lavaca. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Port Lavaca, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Port Lavaca, Texas (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Port Lavaca, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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